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WLAN Standards News
July 10, 2014
Xirrus announced 802.11ac Wave 2 upgradability through its modular Xirrus XR Arrays in anticipation of Wave 2 shipping next year.
July 01, 2014
Three new Motorola access points, among the market's smallest gigabit Wi-Fi access points, target the aesthetically-conscious hospitality vertical.
April 16, 2014
Meru and Aerohive build affordable 802.11ac access points to put premium Gigabit Wi-Fi within reach of more businesses.
March 31, 2014
At Interop, HP WLAN upgrades are announced, including new access points, embedded SDN functionality and unified management enhancements.
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Beginning with the electromagnetic spectrum, analyst Craig Mathias details the foundation supporting wireless communications. Continue Reading
The timeline describes the evolution of the 802.11ac standard, commonly known as Wi-Fi, starting with the creation of the Ethernet in 1973. Continue Reading
Just five years ago, no one would have described Wi-Fi as a primary access technology but now, as Wi-Fi and cellular architectures deliver security, reliability and robust throughput sufficient to delivery video and multimedia content, wireless LAN ... Continue Reading
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As the Internet of Things continues to gain traction, specialized machine-to-machine networks will play a larger role as they serve as the last hop. Continue Reading
This 802.11ac product review of Meru Networks AP822 WLAN access points focuses on the advantages of high-capacity and plug-and-play capabilities. Continue Reading
Find out how the Cisco Aironet 3700 series of 802.11ac WLAN APs differentiates itself from the pack and where they are best deployed. Continue Reading
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As adoption of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard picks up, wired networks must be ready to support faster speeds and greater capacities it brings. Continue Reading
Whenever users complain about an application being slow, the network is always first to be blamed. And yet network engineers often have limited visibility into any issues because application performance management (APM) tools have traditionally been... Continue Reading
Support for legacy Wi-Fi standards may be degrading WLAN performance. Wireless band steering can help allocate faster speeds to newer clients. Continue Reading
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Mike Jude explains the pros and cons of the new 802.11ac standard and how it will ultimately affect your business. Continue Reading
Now that the IEEE has ratified the new 802.11 ac high-speed Wi-Fi standard, WLAN administrators need to plan their next steps. Continue Reading
Analyst Lisa Phifer discusses how new wireless network capabilities meet the demands of increased wireless devices and bandwidth-thirsty applications. Continue Reading